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Growing Older -- Better than the Alternative!

Terry Savage | Posted 07.27.2014 | Money
Terry Savage

If you're growing older, you're not alone. Some sobering statistics from the U.S department of Health and Human Services highlight the explosive growth of the elderly population in America.

We Are Not White

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics
J. Mijin Cha

Politically speaking, the high level of social acceptance and privilege that comes with being Asian-American is ultimately dangerous because it sets up a false notion of who we really are. For starters, we are not white.

Kids in the Middle: Media's Unique Roles for Children of Immigrants

David Kleeman | Posted 07.18.2014 | Media
David Kleeman

Months ago, PlayCollective and the Children's Media Association produced an exchange between industry executives and academics on "bridging the gap" between these fields, toward incorporating research insights into media content for kids.

Broadcasting Without Borders: American (Indian) Pie

Yvonne Russo | Posted 07.16.2014 | Media
Yvonne Russo

Having worked as a film/television producer for 17 years, I'm fascinated, almost feverishly obsessed with the radical changes in the entertainment industry. Confabs like these are to me what Vidcon is to YouTubers.

Immigration Reform for the Long Run

Milton Ezrati | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Milton Ezrati

The chaos on the border screams the nation's urgent need for immigration reform. Hopefully, Washington will act, for humanitarian as well as security reasons, and perhaps also to satisfy the country's understandable yearning for coherent law.

Future of Soccer in the US

Stephen Palacios | Posted 07.02.2014 | Latino Voices
Stephen Palacios

My 15-year-old son called last night from Costa Rica where he is spending two weeks. Lucky for him, his visit coincided with Costa Rica beating Greece in the World Cup. He described how everyone was glued to the set, shaking, crying and ultimately exploding in joy.

Supreme Court's Lack of Religious Diversity

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since religion is a big part of the worldview of any adherent, it doesn't seem too much to ask that future presidents at least consider a wider range of religious diversity when considering equally-acceptable candidates to the highest court in the land.

It's Time to Invest in the Boomer Boom

Peter Hubbell | Posted 06.26.2014 | Business
Peter Hubbell

It has finally happened. The smart money is staking a claim on the aging space as the economic impact and implications of an aging Baby Boom generation are becoming more apparent everyday.

We Can Make the Future Come Faster in the South

Ben Jealous | Posted 06.19.2014 | Black Voices
Ben Jealous

Doing the work to register voters in the South will take our collective time, treasure and dedication. But it is crucial, and it can make the future come faster than many people think.

Israel: The Danger From Within

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 06.11.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The Israeli public, more so than their misguided political leaders, must wake up to this fateful reality and decide what kind of future to chart for themselves and for future generations.

#AOLBUILD Hosts theSkimm's Co-Founders

AOL BUILD | Posted 07.28.2014 | Media
AOL BUILD

QUOTE OF THE SESSION "One of our readers said it best, 'I can get behind a business that respects brunch.'" -- theSkimm co-founder Carly Zakin when ...

Are Latinos Really Turning White?

Manuel Pastor | Posted 07.29.2014 | Latino Voices
Manuel Pastor

Writing for The New York Times, Nate Cohn recently reported that more Hispanics are identifying as white. That's interesting (and colorful), to be sure. But as I often tell my data staff, when you discover a surprising fact, you could be on to something -- but you could also just be wrong.

Majority Of Americans Don't See Obama As Black

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 04.16.2014 | Black Voices

There's no doubt that demographics are changing in America. Neighborhoods all over the country are gentrifying and the average American is no longer b...

The Upside Down Wonderland of Racism

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Is the United States now a "colorblind" society? Or even more importantly, should the United States be a "colorblind/race-blind" society? The very notion of "race-blindness" is deeply problematic.

More Housing in NYC Can Change National and Global Politics

Nathan Newman | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Nathan Newman

MORENYC has the potential to have a high impact across the issues of importance to progressives, while increasing the political strength of progressives as a political force as well.

America Is in Transition -- and So Is Its Foreign Policy

Xenia Dormandy | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Xenia Dormandy

America is changing. So too is the rest of the world. But will America's internal changes carry broader implications for its role in the world, the influence and power it wields, and the foreign policy choices it makes?

Our Country Has Changed; Why Hasn't The '96 Telecom Act

Kristian Ramos | Posted 04.20.2014 | Latino Voices
Kristian Ramos

Tremendous technological advances have changed and improved our lives in ways no one could have imagined back in 1996. Our country is different demographically, and by all indications these new populations are eager to engage in broadband technologies.

Manly Marketing

Jim Joseph | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business
Jim Joseph

I'm certainly not the only one who's been writing about the "new male consumer." As a marketing community we are widely recognizing that there's been...

11 Signs We're Entering A "Demograpylypse"

Ira Wolfe | Posted 03.15.2014 | Business
Ira Wolfe

Considering many companies have barely budged to accommodate the two biggest demographic changes of the 20th century -- women in the workforce and increased longevity -- that presents a significant challenge for current management and business growth.

Not Another Millennial Trend Story

Brad Chase | Posted 03.15.2014 | Media
Brad Chase

The volume and depth of stories makes sense -- there are as many as 80 million millennials in America. But media coverage has moved beyond reporting and analysis into a grey area where the deconstruction of the group borders on obsessive, sensational and derogatory.

Are Gender Stereotypes Good for Business?

Lynda Bekore | Posted 03.03.2014 | Business
Lynda Bekore

Although any kind of profiling or stereotyping might be a dirty word to some, the fact is that one person's "profiling" is just another person's "target marketing."

What Are The Signs Of Aging? (Hint: It's Not Your Age)

Posted 12.13.2013 | Fifty

We've heard the old adage that you're only as old as you feel. Now researchers are saying there might be some truth to the popular saying after all. ...

Out of Many, One: Uniting the Changing Faces of America

Donna M. Butts | Posted 02.09.2014 | Impact
Donna M. Butts

Right now, our political debates pose a false conflict: that our country can't possibly invest in older generations while nurturing younger generations. Yet our work suggests that the American public doesn't share these views.

Age Management: Best Employers Lead the Way

Bradley Schurman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Bradley Schurman

Access to employment is one of the most challenging issues facing older people today. However, organizations and nations have largely ignored the substantial demographic shifts over the past century. Humanity has increased life expectancy by nearly 30 years over the past century and this "longevity bonus" increases opportunities for individuals, as well as society.

Obamacare Needs Smart Patient Credits

Munir Moon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Munir Moon

Doctors and hospitals are businesses after all, and account for 50 percent of our health care cost (see chart below). Besides, what kind of business either doesn't know or won't tell you what it charges for standard goods or services? I ask this as a small business owner myself.